On April 23, ARROWS leased and installed a trailer office at the Yonemori Hospital in Kagoshima.
While there is no end in sight for the spread of COVID-19, hospitals must equip themselves for possible confirmed cases. Yonemori Hospital plans to isolate confirmed patients brought to the hospital and provide initial assessments in a triage post set up in the parking lot. By doing this, the hospital tries to separate the infected patients from the general population and prevent cluster infections in the hospital.
A state of emergency is now extended to all areas of Japan and front line medical facilities are facing a critical shortage of medical supplies such as masks and protective suits. Hospitals should be prepared for a possible surge in confirmed cases and protect their patients and staff from infection. Triage posts outside hospital facilities are needed to prevent infection clusters at hospitals.
ARROWS has leased and installed a trailer office at Osaka Yodogawa Christian Hospital on March 5 and two trailer offices to Saga University Hospital on April 22. The trailer offices are being used as triage posts to prevent cluster infections in the hospitals.
"We do not have many confirmed cases in Kagoshima yet. However, we need to be prepared for various tests and treatments in case there is a surge in confirmed cases. The trailers will be useful. ARROWS and our hospital signed an MOU for disaster assistance and this is our first collaboration together since then. We look forward to working closely with the ARROWS team in the future. "
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